The Mets finally demoted Mike Pelfrey yesterday. The move was made to make room on the roster for highly touted rookie outfield prospect Carlos Gomez who was brought in as outfield insurance after Moises Alou pulled a quad on Saturday. Though no decision was immediately made it looks like Alou is headed to the DL in the very near future. When that happens the Mets will promote another starting pitcher who will likely have one start before Orlando Hernandez returns from the DL. Early speculation has that starter being Jason Vargas.
Pelfrey was 0-5 in 6 starts since being recalled from New Orleans to be the fifth starter. His performance was clearly not major league and he’ll go back down to triple a, find his stuff and prepare to be called up again some time later this year.
Gomez, meanwhile, had a great debut yesterday going 2 for 4 with a double, a stolen base and 2 runs scored. He also made a great catch in right field. A sign of things to come? Most people in the Mets organization seem to think so. We’ll see.